Women, Poverty, and AIDS: Sex, Drugs, and Structural Violence (Series in Health and Social Justice) (Paperback)

Women, Poverty, and AIDS: Sex, Drugs, and Structural Violence (Series in Health and Social Justice) By Paul Farmer (Editor), Margaret Connors (Editor), Janie Simmons (Editor) Cover Image
By Paul Farmer (Editor), Margaret Connors (Editor), Janie Simmons (Editor)
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"Moving beyond a simple biomedical model, this book compels us to view AIDS in women in a wholly new way, as an inescapable even in lives devalued by the forces of poverty, racism and sexism. This extraordinary multidisciplinary effort should serve as the guidebook for those who want to understand how AIDS has become a leading killer of young women in a mere decade."--Deborah Cotton, M.D.

This second edition of the groundbreaking Women, Poverty and AIDS reviews the massive epidemic sweeping Sub-Saharan Africa and many other parts of the Third World. As Dr. Joia Mukherjee reveals, the unfolding tragedy is a double one: drugs could be saving lives but are made unavailable while millions die.

About the Author


Paul Farmer is Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard medical School and Founding Director of Partners in Health. The subject of a just released biography by Tracy Kidder, Farmer is the author of The Uses of Haiti, Infections and Inequalities, and AIDS and Accusation. Greg Bates is Publisher at Common Courage Press.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781567513462
ISBN-10: 1567513468
Publisher: Common Courage Press
Publication Date: September 20th, 2011
Pages: 525
Language: English
Series: Series in Health and Social Justice